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cloth which I tore in half sharing the other half with Sa’d Bin Mālik رَضِىَ اللهُ تَعَالٰی عَـنْهُ. We both used it as Taĥband (i.e. a piece of cloth used to cover the lower part of the body). (In those days, we suffered such intense hardships and poverty) and today, every one of us is the ruler of a city. I take refuge of Allah عَزَّوَجَلَّ from considering myself dignified but being regarded as despicable by Allah عَزَّوَجَلَّ. (Ṣaḥīḥ Muslim, vol. 2,  pp. 408, Ḥadīš 2967)

May Allah عَزَّوَجَلَّ have mercy on them and forgive us without accountability for their sake!

Dear Islamic brothers! Did you see that the companions endured starvation in order to promote the ‘call to righteousness’, (at times) relying only on leaves! They endured extreme hardships but (still managed to) nurture the tree of Islam. In those times, there were severe difficulties as mentioned in the following narration.

11. The first to shoot an arrow in path of Allah

A companion from amongst the ‘Asharaĥ-e-Mubashsharaĥ[1] Sayyidunā Sa’d Bin Abī Waqqās رَضِىَ اللهُ تَعَالٰی عَـنْهُ has narrated, ‘I am the first Arab who shot an arrow in the path of Allah عَزَّوَجَلَّ. We used to fight in battles in the company of the Holy Prophet صَلَّى اللهُ تَعَالٰى عَلَيْهِ وَاٰلِهٖ وَسَلَّم and we had nothing to eat except for the leaves of acacia tree.      Our faeces would be like the excrement of the sheep, which has no sign whatsoever of any sticky substances.’

(Ṣaḥīḥ Bukhārī, vol. 7, pp. 231, Ḥadīš 6453)

May Allah عَزَّوَجَلَّ have mercy on him and forgive us without accountability for his sake!

 



[1] The 10 companions who were given the glad tidings from the Beloved and Blessed Prophet صَلَّى اللهُ تَعَالٰى عَلَيْهِ وَاٰلِهٖ وَسَلَّم of entering the Heaven.



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